Dr Robert Mead: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine

Dr Robert Mead

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine


  • Fee assured
  • Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Dr Mead studied at University College London gaining distinction in his final examination. He was awarded prizes in general academic study, pharmacology and medicine throughout his studies.
He initially worked in the Professorial hepatology and gastroenterology unit at the Royal Free Hospital before moving closer to his family in Dorset and Hampshire. Whilst training as a specialist gastroenterologist he spent 6 years in 4 national centres of excellence, including Southampton University and Cambridge University hospitals. He researched into the early detection of oesophageal and colorectal cancers becoming an academic Doctor of Medicine in 2013. In the last year before taking up his Consultant post in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust he practiced at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, focusing on endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease.
Endoscopy has been a long held interest of his, with fellowships in Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, a national centre of excellence and in Tokyo Japan, a world centre of endoscopic excellence. He has published on endoscopic techniques in the upper and lower gut.
He is responsible for teaching endoscopy to gastroenterology trainees and has been a faculty member and lecturer on courses teaching advanced endoscopic techniques.

Areas of interest

anaemia;indigestion;acid reflux;stomach ulcer;gastric ulcer;duodenal ulcer;bloating;belching;vomiting;nausea;weight loss;diarrhoea;constipation;change in bowel habit;difficulty opening bowels;abdominal pain;stomach pain;luminal gastroenterology;dysphagia;dyspepsia;Barrett's oesophagus;gastro-oesophageal reflux disease;GORD;colon polyps;colon cancer;Liver cancer;Pancreatic cancer;rectal bleeding;irritable bowel syndrome;IBS;functional bowel disorder;inflammatory bowel disease;IBD;Coeliac disease;celiac disease;gluten sensitivity;gluten enteropathy;malabsorption;colitis;ulcerative colitis;Crohn's disease;diverticular disease;diverticulitis;liver diseases;gallstones;biliary disease;therapeutic endoscopy;interventional endoscopy;OGD;enteroscopy;balloon enteroscopy;banding of varices;dilation of oesophageal and colonic stricture;dye spray;lower GI procedure;colonoscopy;polypectomy;dilation of colonic stricture;endoscopic mucosal resection;EMR;balloon enteroscopy;bowel cancer screening

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (5-50) Pinehill Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    Pinehill Hospital (1-5) Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5) Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Harpenden Hospital (1-5)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (1-5)

    Pinehill Hospital (1-5)

  • J3900

    Therapeutic ERCP with insertion of biliary or pancreatic stent(s), sphincterotomy or stone extraction - (1-5)

  • H2350

    Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of colorectal tumour - (1-5)

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